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Cops release photo of suspected Hempstead Chase Bank robber

Nassau County Robbery Squad detectives released surveillance images

Nassau County Robbery Squad detectives released surveillance images of a man they said they are seeking in connection with a robbery at a Chase Bank in Hempstead on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Credit: NCPD

The man who police said robbed a Hempstead bank Thursday afternoon left pretty clear evidence in his wake: a surveillance photo that could’ve been taken at a photo studio.

A photo released early Friday by Nassau County police shows the suspect at the teller window waiting to get his cash, wearing a dark-colored coat and carrying a light-colored backpack or bag.

The robbery occurred at the Chase Bank branch on Fulton Avenue at about 4 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Police said the suspect, who is described as thin and between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-5, entered the bank, approached a teller — and passed a demand note, threatening use of a gun. In another photo, he is seen wearing ripped jeans and dark-colored sneakers.

The teller complied with the demands and handed over cash, police said, though no firearm was seen.

There were seven employees and two customers in the bank at the time. Police said there were no injuries.

Anyone with information about the robbery — or who recognizes the suspect from the surveillance photo — is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

All calls will remain confidential and callers are eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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